• PG, 1 hr. 56 min.
  • Classics, Comedy
  • Directed By:    Robert Altman
  • In Theaters:    Dec 31, 1970 Wide
  • On DVD:    Jan 8, 2002
  • 20th Century Fox

M*A*S*H Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 27, 2014

That it's is so much of its moment doesn't mean that it's aged poorly... it's brash enough and inventive enough to still feel like a work of radicalism, more than 40 years on,

Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic
January 18, 2013

For me, M*A*S*H contains as much depression as humor.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Cole Smithey
August 26, 2012

[VIDEO ESSAY] "M*A*S*H" ruthlessly satirizes the hypocritical U.S. military, and de facto the U.S. Government, for its systemic hypocrisies and arbitrary means of doling out Draconian punishments to friends and foe alike.

Full Review | Original Score: A
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
Top Critic
November 17, 2011

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010

Rollicking, biting, satirical classic is so 1970.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Fernando F. Croce
September 25, 2009

Altman chronicles the sardonic wasteland with a camera that's always in the wrong place at the right time

Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
Top Critic
July 31, 2008

It's the first real film of the 1970s.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/6
Emanuel Levy
July 2, 2007

Impudent and bold, M.A.S.H., Altman's most commercial film, satirizes the glorification of war, military bureaucracy, social hypocrisy, repressed sexuality and other norms than have lost their validity.

Full Review | Original Score: A
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
Top Critic
June 27, 2007

This is still watchable for the verve of the ensemble acting and dovetailing direction, but some of the crassness leaves a sour aftertaste.

Variety Staff
Top Critic
June 27, 2007

In the end M.A.S.H. succeeds, in spite of its glaring faults.

Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
July 26, 2006

Altman boiled away the muddled meat of literary pretension intended to smokescreen the essence of war: blood on the one side and semen on the other.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
Top Critic
June 24, 2006

It shows Altman's stylistic signature in embryonic form.

Christopher Null
April 14, 2006

A battle against the idea that 'a war movie' had to be a serious affair.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Mark Bourne
April 6, 2006

If its bite and sass have diminished for today's new audiences ... consider that a testimony to the attitude, style, and technique it pioneered and infused into American popular movies.

Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
April 28, 2005

| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
April 3, 2005

One of Altman's bona-fide masterpieces. Even better than the subsequent TV show. (Easily.)

| Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 2, 2005

| Original Score: 4/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
January 5, 2005

Altman's best film and most influential.

| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 15, 2004

Robert Altman's biggest success to date is also one of his least interesting films.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
October 23, 2004

One of the reasons M*A*S*H is so funny is that it's so desperate.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
A.O. Scott
New York Times
Top Critic
August 9, 2011

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